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Linc · Community Instigator · Vanilla Staff

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  • SimonDEV

    What for a OS are you using?, MacOSX or Windows?


    October 31
    • Linc
      All of our team is on OSX.
    • subdreamer
      OSX for the win!
  • Linc added the Disqus Sign In addon.
    Users may sign into your site using their Disqus account. You must register your application with Disqus for this plugin to work.
    November 17
  • Linc earned the Sixth Anniversary badge.
    Thanks for sticking with us for 6 years.
    August 20
  • Linc added the Short Profile URLs addon.
    Change profile URL structure to just /@name.
    August 5
  • Linc added the Bot addon.
    Program your own bot to reply to catch phrases and special conditions.
    August 1
  • Linc added the Forum Redirector addon.
    Adds 301 redirects for Vanilla from common forum platforms. This redirector redirects urls from IPB, phpBB, punBB, smf, vBulletin, and Xenforo
    June 11
  • Linc added the SEO Links addon.
    Changes the links to discussions and categories for forums that were using the vbSEO plugin on an old forum.
    May 7
  • Linc added the Simple Pages addon.
    Adds "Use as Page" option to new discussions that gives it full-page layout at fixed, 1-level URLs and stashes them at the very end of the discussions list, closed & sunk.
    January 4
  • Linc changed his profile picture.
    December 2014
  • Pablin

    Merry chrismas!

    December 2014
  • Linc changed his profile picture.
    December 2014
  • jubsi

    Hi guys, I guess the plugin does not work with the 2.1.5 version. There is no directory /entry/ and the plugin fails.

    November 2014
    • Linc
      What plugin? There's never an /entry directory. We use a dispatcher.
  • Linc earned the Twitter Connector badge.
    Let's get social!
    October 2014
  • PeterMac

    Hello Linc,

    I would really love to get onboard onto the version. My current pageviews is about 2.2 million in last 30 days !

    But hosted Vanilla is too too pricey. Especially for populaous countries like India where a million people may get online but Ad revenue is peanuts.

    Also, I expect pageviews to increase to 5 - 7 million in a year's time.

    How do big Forums manage themselves with such expensive pricing?

    October 2014
  • Linc earned the Fifth Anniversary badge.
    Thanks for sticking with us for 5 years.
    August 2014
  • Linc earned the 500 Insightfuls badge.
    You received 500 Insightfuls. It ain't no fluke, you post great stuff and we're lucky to have you here.
    June 2014
  • Linc added the Facebook ID Display addon.
    Displays users' Facebook IDs in various locations in the site.
    May 2014
  • Linc added the Feed Discussions addon.
    Automatically creates new discussions based on content imported from supplied RSS feeds.
    May 2014
  • Linc added the Resolved Discussions addon.
    Adds an option to mark discussions as Resolved with custom permission. Resolved discussions are Closed to new participants, however additional posts by the OP unresolve it. Only users with the custom permission see its Resolved status.
    May 2014
  • Linc added the Invisibility Cloak addon.
    Hide your forum from the prying eyes of search engines and bots while you set it up.
    May 2014
  • Linc added the No Index addon.
    Allows moderators & curators to mark a discussion as noindex/noarchive.
    May 2014
  • Linc added the Bump addon.
    Allows moderators to bump a discussion without commenting.
    April 2014
  • Linc added the No Bump addon.
    Allows moderators to add a comment without bumping a discussion.
    April 2014
  • Linc earned the 100 LOLs badge.
    You received 100 LOLs. When you're liked this much, you'll be an MVP in no time!
    April 2014
  • annotation

    I am the author of a full translation forum for Russian and Ukrainian languages. And I own the idea of ​​localization (2012);) We can discuss joint cooperation?

    April 2014
    • Linc
      I'm not clear what you're asking about. Our Transifex project for translating Vanilla is here:
  • Linc added the Multilingual addon.
    Allows use of multiple languages. Users can select their preferred language via a link in the footer, and administrators may embed their forum in different languages in different places.
    April 2014
  • Linc earned the 500 Awesomes badge.
    You received 500 Awesomes. It ain't no fluke, you post great stuff and we're lucky to have you here.
    March 2014
  • Options are papercuts.

    February 2014
  • Linc added the Author Selector addon.
    Allows administrators to change the author of a discussion.
    January 2014
  • Linc earned the 2500 Comments badge.
    Another day, another comment, another badge.
    December 2013
    • vrijvlinder
      you are catching up !!
    • Linc
      Haha, there was a time I had the most comments around here. Tim and I were neck-and-neck for a while after we supplanted Mark as the most-commented.